Mite might trim old man’s beard

Decision Date: 29 October 2018

The release of the mite as a biocontrol agent for the plant old man’s beard, Clematis vitalba, has been approved.

Application approved

Horizons Regional Council submitted an application seeking approval to import and release a gall mite Aceria vitalbae to control old man’s beard, or Clematis vitalba.

We called for public submissions on the application, and held a public hearing before a decision-making committee in Wellington on 9th October 2018.

The decision to approve the application was notified on 29 October 2018.

You can read the presentations made to the Decision-making Committee by the applicant, submitters, and us, and all documents relating to the application in our database. 

View the application details and information